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FavoriteSpread (O/U)Underdog
Saturday, October 21, 7:30 pm
Connecticut2 (48)RICHMOND
Delaware2½ (49)PITTSBURGH
BALTIMORE2 (48)New York
Syracuse2½ (41)WASHINGTON
Sunday, October 22, 10:00 am
PROVIDENCE8 (47)Philadelphia
home team in CAPS


These injured players will not play in Week 11 games:
  • DE Renaldo Wynn, ALB — will return week 13
  • CB Al Harris, CON — will return week 13
  • G Stephen Neal, CON — will return week 13
  • S Michael Lewis, DEL — will return week 12
  • CB Lito Sheppard, DEL — will return week 12
  • WR Travis Taylor, DEL — will return week 13
  • WR Troy Williamson, NYE — will return week 14
  • CB Curtis DeLoatch, PIT — will return week 12
  • CB Terrence McGee, SYR KR only until week 12

These skill position players were last-second scratches for Week 11 games due to “fatigue”:

  • TE Christian Fauria, ALB
  • QB Kelly Holcomb, ACS
  • WR Keary Colbert, CON
  • RB Michael Turner, DEL
  • TE Mark Campbell, SYR
  • QB Daunte Culpepper, WAS

Week 11 Results

October 21, 2006
at Atlantic City
Atlantic City 23, Albany 17 (OT)
Tiki Barber’s 5‑yard touchdown run in the eight minute of overtime gave Atlantic City (5‑6) the win over Albany (5‑6). The score capped a five‑play, 77‑yard drive. The visitors had sent the game into overtime on a 22‑yard field goal by Jeff Wilkins with 1:00 left in regulation. Barber carried 30 times for 135 yards. Corey Dillon paced Albany with 121 yards on 24 carries.
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October 21, 2006
at Richmond
Richmond 31, Connecticut 13
A 64‑yard interception return by Brian Williams staked Richmond (4‑7) to an early lead and they coasted past Connecticut (5‑6). Lawyer Milloy squelched possible rallies by intercepting Tom Brady twice in the fourth quarter. Donovan McNabb passed for 302 yards and two touchdowns with 17 completions in 29 attempts. In the losing cause Willis McGahee had 151 yards on 30 trips.
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October 21, 2006
at Baltimore
Baltimore 23, New York 17 (OT)
Baltimore (5‑6) surrendered a 10-point fourth quarter lead to New York (4‑7) but prevailed in overtime on a 13‑yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger to Ben Watson with 11:10 remaining. Willie Parker, who led all rushers with 140 yards, scored on a 5‑yard run with 2:17 to go in regulation to force overtime. Roethlisberger was 22-for-45 for 311 yards, with three scores and two picks. Steven Jackson added 176 yards, 121 on the ground.
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October 21, 2006
at Washington
Washington 23, Syracuse 3
Washington (6‑5) emphatically ended the eight game winning streak by Syracuse (9‑2) holding them to only 227 yards and saddling Mark Brunell with a 15.4 passing rating. Brad Johnson threw for 315 yards and two scores on 26 completions in 40 attempts. Nine went to Chris Cooley for 108 yards. Heinz Ward had six catches for 81 yards including a 26‑yard fourth quarter touchdown.
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October 22, 2006
at Providence
Providence 19, Philadelphia 6
Larry Johnson ran for 166 yards to lead Providence (9‑2) past Philadelphia (3‑8). The game’s only touchdown came in the second minute, a 35‑yard bomb from Marc Bulger to Terrell Owens. Mike Nugent added four field goals. Darren Sharper starred for the hosts on defense with two sacks and two interceptions. The losers dropped their eighth straight game and fell out of playoff contention.
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October 21, 2006
at Pittsburgh
Delaware 26, Pittsburgh 23 (OT)   Box   Drive Chart
For the second straight game Delaware (7‑4) kicker John Kasay atoned for having a point after attempt blocked by kicking a game-winning field goal. This week’s victim was Pittsburgh (4‑7). Unlike last week, the blocked kick effectively necessitated overtime.

The Ironmen turned two Drew Brees interceptions into 10 points in the last four minutes of regulation to forge a tie at 23.

  • With 9:23 to go the Cherries had a 23‑13 lead and goal to go. A touchdown at that point might have put the game away. Derrick Johnson then intercepted a Brees pass intended for LaDainian Tomlinson. Starting from their own 9, Pittsburgh put together a methodical drive culminating with Eli Manning throwing a 6‑yard scoring pass to Doug Jolley.
  • On the first play after the two minute warning, Brees’ pass intended for Dante Hall was intercepted by Ken Lucas. With 0:45 left, Ryan Longwell calmly booted a 38‑yard field goal.

Brees actually otherwise played splendidly, particularly in the first half during which Delaware built a 20‑13 lead.

  • Three of the first four Cherries possessions yielded long drives — 65, 95, and 71 yards — for touchdowns.
  • Brees went into the break with a perfect passing rating, having completed 11 of 13 passes.
  • Twice Brees connected with Tomlinson for 41‑yard gains, and he threw a pair of touchdown strikes to Eric Parker.

The Ironmen also generated well over 200 yards of offense in the first half due to the strong running of DeShaun Foster and uncharacteristically accurate passing by Manning. They lacked Delaware’s finishing punch, though, twice settling for Longwell field goals.

Pittsburgh also committed the only turnover of the half, and it was a costly one. On 2nd and goal on the Cherries 4 near the end of the first quarter Jerald Sowell of the Ironmen tried to run off tackle. Delaware’s Trev Faulk penetrated into the backfied, laid a big hit on Sowell, and forced a fumble recovered for the Cherries by Bart Scott at the 5. With newfound momentum and a 6‑3 lead, Delaware drove all the way for the first of Parker’s scores to make it 13‑3.

The overtime coin toss was won by Pittsburgh. They got a 12‑yard run from Foster and a 17‑yard catch from Kevin Curtis to move quickly to the Cherries 45. Then Foster lost a yard on first down, and Manning missed Curtis and Donald Driver on second and third down, respectively, The Ironmen punted, with Dave Zastudil pinning Delaware on their own 12.

Tomlinson ran for a first down. Then on 3rd and 4 on the Cherries 30, Tomlinson was stopped by Pat Williams three yards from the first down marker. On the play, however, the Ironmen were whistled for a very untimely offsides infraction, enabling Delaware to retain possession.

That would be the last third down the Cherries would face.

On 2nd and 10 on the Pittsburgh 35, Tomlinson burst off tackle for 22 yards to the 13. Then on first down, Tomlinson centered the ball on the 12. With the overtime clock ticking down to near six minutes the Delaware braintrust decided not to further risk a turnover. They brought Kasay on, and with 5:56 remaining, he easily made good on the three point opportunity to give the Cherries their third straight victory.

Tomlinson had his best all around game of the season. Those last two runs, his 27th and 28th of the night, upped his rushing total to 147 yards. He also caught four Brees aerials for 93 yards. It was after Tomlinson’s 2‑yard touchdown run on Delaware’s first possession, which put the Cherries ahead 6‑3, that Kasay’ conversion attempt was blocked.

Brees finished 26-for-38 for 287 yards while Manning was 19-for-39 for 237 yards and two scores. Foster ran for 120 yards on 25 trips.